Pepperl+Fuchs Industrial Automation
For decades, Pepperl+Fuchs has been developing and distributing industrial sensors and sensor systems with the highest quality standards for use in automation technology. The diverse product portfolio offers sensors for standard applications as well as customized solutions. In close cooperation with our experts, you receive the ideal sensor system for your specific requirements!
Our product portfolio of industrial sensors for factory automation is characterized by a high degree of innovation. It consists of inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, magnetic, and ultrasonic sensors. Additionally, we offer you powerful components such as rotary encoders, positioning and identification systems (RFID, Data Matrix, Barcode), AS-Interface as well as suitable accessories. Industrial vision systems and vision sensors round off the comprehensive product range.
State-of-the-art technologies and a global sales and production network make Pepperl+Fuchs the ideal partner for a wide variety of industries in the global market. These include branches like mechanical engineering, automotive industry, material handling, packaging, print and paper industry, doors, gates and elevator construction, process equipment, mobile equipment, and renewable energy.
Inductive proximity sensors are the preferred choice for the majority of applications requiring accurate, non-contact detection of metallic objects in machinery or automation equipment. As a pioneer and market leader, Pepperl+Fuchs offers innovative, high-quality inductive sensors to meet the needs of the worldwide automation and process control markets. Our experience, flexibility and customer focus continues to allow us to offer custom-designed solutions for the most unique and demanding applications.
The emitter and receiver on thru-beam sensors are aligned opposite one another. The advantage of this is that the light reaches the receiver directly and long detection ranges and high excess gain can therefore be achieved. These sensors are capable of reliably detecting almost any object. The angle of incidence, surface characteristics, colour of the object, etc., are irrelevant and do not influence the functional reliability of the sensor.
The emitter and receiver are aligned in a housing such that the retroreflective sensors are easy to install. Simply position a reflector on the opposite side and align the sensor with it. The standard version featuring a polarization filter combines the installation benefits offered by the retroreflective system with the reliable detection, even of reflective objects, at long detection ranges. The retroreflective sensors for clear object detection are ideal for reliably detecting transparent objects.
Diffuse mode sensors are particularly easy to install since only one device has to be fitted and no reflector is required. These sensors operate primarily at close range, feature optimum switching accuracy, and can reliably detect even very small objects. The sensors with background suppression sense only a specific area in front of the sensor. The sensor ignores any objects that are outside of this area. Sensors with background suppression are also insensitive to interfering objects in the background and are still extremely precise. Sensors with background evaluation are always used in applications with a fixed background in the measuring range with which you can align the sensor.